Comfort Clothing: All Black Everything

“If you never try, you would never see…See I fell asleep, and I had a dream – it was all black everything”

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The photographer, Kat of The Unsuspended Photography, asked me what my favorite color is, as we wrapped up our photo session. The first thing that came to my mind was black–possibly because it is typically the most figure-flattering. I then started to consider if that was even my favorite color, or was it just something that I had grown comfortable with over the years.

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Black is a color that is always pushed on plus size women because it is safe. I must admit that I do have a lot of black in my wardrobe. It is only now, when the fashion world and society now accommodates bigger body types that I am able to dress with more freedom. Although, somehow, I still ended up in black.

I think I will always have a soft spot for black–there is something so comforting and classic about an all black outfit. It just works, every time.

As “find myself,” I realize that I’ve actually always known who I am. Sometimes the world likes to define us, and it is hard not to believe and embody the messages being thrown at us–at least for me sometimes. I have to remind myself that I “is kind, smart, and important.” Starting my career and this blog has shown me that listening to winner 2myself can bring the most amazing opportunities and feelings to the surface. As momentum picks up, and I grow wiser and happier each day, my heart tells me to keep going, as I have been this past year. And, for all that do not know my story it goes a little something like this: I quit my job, picked up another job, quit that job, then picked up the velocity with my freelance career, which lead to an amazing career opportunity and my present full-time job. The workflow has never been better. Not only do I have a nice career-launching position, but I have a new self-perspective and confidence in my abilities. This experience showed me that I do not have to be unhappy, and that my weight and my race will not hold me back, unless I let that happen.

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I am still on my journey. Young enough to make mistakes and cry over things that do not matter, but old enough to know that each moment of life should be taken advantage of and fully-appreciated.

Style notes:

Midi Skirt – RainBow (A steal at 14.99! *gags*)

Midi Rings – H+M

Shoes – Torrid

Earrings – Rainbow

Top – Torrid


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Locha says:

    Love your Journey!*! You have inspired me so much over the last year. It is truly amazing to see someone follow there dreams and to see the wonderful things unfold as you take you life to the next level* Blessing to you and you career* AfterMarket loves you and appreciates all that you have done for the vision.

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    1. Thanks, love! You have been a great friend and business partner. “We already got spring 2015 poppin’!” #WholeSquadonThatRealish


  2. Dana Bakari says:

    Life is but a journey!!! Great blog…I have a lot of black in my wardrobe as well…it is so versatile and one can always add that splash of color to brighten the dark. Keep up the great work and continue to enjoy and grow in your journey!!!

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    1. Agreed! I will try a splash of color next time. Ha!


  3. Dana Fashina says:

    And congrats on the growth in your career 👍👍

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    1. Thanks! I am learning everyday, and this blog is helping me discover more about myself. Thanks for your support, chica!


      1. Dana Fashina says:

        Happy to do so 😀

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  4. Loving the look! Skirt deal *snap snap* xo

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    1. Yas. I was like prepared to order another more expensive one for about $60 to $100 + bucks, so I could not pass this up!!

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